Hairstylist uses ’90s frosting caps to achieve the best dye job

Diego Kuhn started his career as a hairdresser at age 18. Specializing in calorimetry — the science of color creation — he uses innovative techniques to create the ideal dye job. Kuhn even teaches stylists about the internal structures and life cycles of hair to provide a more comprehensive understanding of how dyeing works. The hairdresser posts his unusual methods on Instagram

One video shows a client’s head that, at first, looks more like it’s covered in yellow spaghetti strands than hair. The strands protrude from a cap that resembles a pasta strainer.

This technique uses a frosting cap, where the hair is pulled through a silicone cap’s tiny holes and then bleached.

Next, Kuhn gently pulls off the cap to reveal the person’s dark roots in contrast to the freshly-processed blonde hair. However, when the woman’s hair is dried, the result looks like the furthest thing from food. The hair has a multidimensional, shiny luster with highlights, while the various tones look stunning. 

“For each case, a specific technique is not about doing this or that way. It is about having the greatest number of specific tools to achieve the greatest customer satisfaction,” Kuhn wrote in the caption

The video was viewed over 305,000 times. Many Instagram users were impressed by the before and after. 

“It looks like cooked spaghetti and somehow gorgeous when dried. You might be a genius,” one person wrote.

“I love watching hair being pulled out of frosting caps like that, it’s kinda addicting,” another said

“Fantástico,” one user commented

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